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2009-01-19 14:24:50

An elderly British couple said local officials ordered them to stop pruning sycamores that the couple said posed a danger from falling branches. Ray Lyon, 70, and his wife, Wendy, said they cut back the sycamores in Cheltenham, England, after the Tewkesbury Borough Council failed to respond to requests that the trees, which Lyon said were dying, be pruned, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Lyon said the council went to court and issued a preservation order to prevent the pair from grooming...


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.